Preston are back in action on Wednesday evening as they travel to take on Brentford at Griffin Park.

North End drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon, as Jayden Stockley’s goal cancelled out a Lewis Grabban opener.

The result doesn’t really help Preston’s playoff hopes, but Cardiff City, Swansea City and Derby County all lost, so there is still hope.

The trip to Brentford will be a tough ask for North End, as the Bees are absolutely flying right now with six wins in a row.


After the game with Forest on Saturday, Sky Sports pundit Matt Le Tissier suggested that neither North End nor Forest are good enough to challenge Brentford.

VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND – MAY 23: Matt Le Tissier reacts to a shot during the Pro Am for the BMW PG Championship at Wentworth on May 23, 2018 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

If Brentford finish third, they will play sixth place in the playoffs, and that could yet be Forest or Preston depending on how results go.

North End boss Alex Neil seemingly saw those comments, and snapped back at the pundit when speaking to iFollow.

“I’ve just seen Matt Le Tissier talking on the telly about how we would be no match for Brentford, and neither would Forest. Well, we’ve played three games – Forest beat them twice and we beat them, so that’s interesting,” said Neil.

The Scot understandably wants to not only defend his team amid rather narrow analysis from a pundit who has barely seen Preston play this season, but also send a warning that North End will be a dangerous proposition against Brentford on Wednesday.

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